Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, Chairman of the House Administration Committee’s oversight subcommittee, dropped his first round of ‘findings’ in their ‘reinvestigation’ of the January 6th Committee, which are largely focused on clearing his own name despite Loudermilk refusing to comply with opportunities from the January 6th Committee to do just that. Government watchdog Accountable.US called any conclusions Loudermilk’s committee draws immediately dispensable coming from among the least credible members of Congress to weigh in on January 6th matters.
Rep. Loudermilk’s ‘investigation’ of the J6 investigators is more than just a political stunt designed to distract from the MAGA majority’s anti-middle-class agenda – it’s a personal vendetta.
It is beyond dispute that Rep. Loudermilk is on tape leading an abnormal tour of the U.S. Capitol campus halls and security checkpoints on the eve of the insurrection with at least some individuals who were on the Capitol grounds that day. It was completely reasonable for the January 6th Committee to ask the Congressman about this highly suspicious activity. Yet for some unknown reason, the Congressman refused to meet with investigators to offer any details about the tour or participants that perhaps could have cleared his name then.
Now the Congressman is doing everything within his power to impugn the integrity of the bipartisan J6 Committee and whitewash history – further behavior befitting of someone with something to hide. The Congressman’s votes to throw out the 2020 presidential election results after the Capitol riot and to squash a bipartisan special investigation into the failed coup attempt only raised more questions. Remarkably, Loudermilk has continued to rake in mounds of corporate cash despite his questionable behavior and actions that have undermined our democracy – calling into question these companies’ own commitments to preserving it.”
Jeremy Funk, spokesman for Accountable.US.
A new Accountable.US review found Fortune 500 companies and trade groups – including AT&T, Home Depot, and Wells Fargo – have donated over $800,000 to election deniers on Rep. Loudermilk’s House Administration Oversight Subcommittee – including $242,890 in donations to Loudermilk alone.